Wednesday, 29 January 2014


PLEASE NOTE!! I was given the info below from a very reliable person. As a result I did not check the info, but one of my other friends did and she sent me the following message.

I went and checked this on the internet... and it wasn't true. :-( on HOW TO SURVIVE A HEART ATTACK WHEN YOU ARE ALONE??
Rosa Robichaud

I saw this posted elsewhere, and thought it would be really good information for everybody to know.

Since many people are alone when they suffer a heart attack, without help,the person whose heart is beating improperly and who begins to feel faint, has only about 10 seconds left before l...osing consciousness.

However,these victims can help themselves by coughing repeatedly and very vigorously. A deep breath should be taken before each cough, and the cough must be deep and prolonged, as when producing sputum from deep inside the chest.

A breath and a cough must be repeated about every two seconds without let-up until help arrives, or until the heart is felt to be beating normally again.

Deep breaths get oxygen into the lungs and coughing movements squeeze the heart and keep the blood circulating. The squeezing pressure on the heart also helps it regain normal rhythm. In this way, heart attack victims can get to a hospital. Tell as many other people as possible about this. It could save their lives!!

A cardiologist says If everyone who sees this post shares it to 10 people, you can bet that we'll save at least one life..

Rather than sharing jokes only please contribute by forwarding this info which can save a person's life.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

The New Year

Well I managed to do it again! I had great intensions of writing my blog twice a week, but as usual life comes along. It is now past the middle of the month, and this is my first post as such.
I have started with one of my favourite YouTube videos. This is an old one, but I keep on going back and watching it again and again. I am fascinated by the colour.
The following pictures were supposed to be posted on twelfth night. I always think it is so sad, when all the decorations come down, the rooms look bereft!

The overflowing tray on the left is of handmade ornaments, both gifted and made by me. The ones on the right are commercial ones. Notice the Christmas lobster from Canada at the front! 

This is the pile of wall-hangings that go up every year. I used to make a new one each year, but I have run out of wall space and also momentum! 
These are ornaments and items my children and grandchildren gave to us. Some of them are at least thirty years old. I cannot bear to throw them out.
Hope you all had a wonderful festive season, and that the New Year is good to you all.
Till next time